Victoria studied at Hartwell House near Oxford, England, graduating with the Dorothy Neville Rolfe Award for outstanding student. Subsequently, she joined the International Racing Bureau in Dublin, Ireland, where she combined her training in public speaking and journalism with her love for horses. At the IRB Victoria was responsible for marketing and public relations campaigns for clients including Anheuser-Busch (Irish Derby), Phoenix Park Racecourse, The Racing Post Newspaper, and the German Jockey Club. During this time she also became the racing correspondent for The Sunday Press, a national Sunday paper in Ireland. Victoria was later selected to join IRB Kentucky to create a marketing office in North America. After relocating to Charlottesville, Virginia, she applied her craft at a local advertising agency, where she created a public relations department and oversaw media purchases and diverse marketing campaigns. Following the birth of her children, Victoria worked freelance for many years, managing a number of successful marketing campaigns for clients including The Virginia Film Festival, UVA’s Foundation for the Humanities, and the Central Virginia Railroad. She also collaborated with the American Shakespeare Theatre on the launch of their Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton, Virginia.
At DGP Victoria is the voice who greets callers to the office, ensuring a warm welcome. She supports the design team by assisting in editing specifications, ordering materials, and scheduling ongoing educational activities, and assembling proposals.
A former three-day-event rider and licensed riding instructor, Victoria rescued and retrained several former racehorses which she rides in local competitions.